Dr. Leo Kannerhuis
The Dr. Leo Kannerhuis is the national centre in the Netherlands for expertise and treatment in the field of autism. The mission of the organisation is to maximise the effectiveness of diagnosis, treatment and support for people with autism, and thereby optimise their quality of life and participation in society. In the specialized treatment centre are patients of all ages with complex autism problems treated. The patient with autism and his needs are the starting point for the development of the treatment and support.
There is still a lot of research to be done ...
Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) is the centre of expertise within the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis, and is an important part of the mission of the organization. RD&I is directed towards investigation, , innovation and to the development, collection and dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the professional speciality of autism for both internal and external purposes. Research has an important role within the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis. Our research focus is directed towards the individual differences of people with autism. This means that autism is the starting point, and that research continues through all stages of life into these individual differences. In making this choice, the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis is in line with the Research domain criteria (Rdoc) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
We have chosen a clear focus in both our research and organisation, and strong academic links are assured by both a professorship at the UvA (University of Amsterdam) and the lectureship in autism at the HAN (Hogeschool of Arnhem and Nijmegen). Our lines of research each have their own links with a university and a professor as regards content. The importance of collaboration and the sharing of knowledge with others is central to conducting research. Within Leo Kannerhuis Nederland we also conduct joint research with our franchise partners as part of our work with them, and the same applies to the partners within our academic study centre, Reach-Aut.
Department of Research
Research is organised within the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis under the Department of Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I).
Director RD&I: Drs. Astrid A. van Dijk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Christien Dumas, email@example.com